MIKE SNOW - 5G - "GO"
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FOLLOW JESUS?
HE TAKES EVERYTHING TO A HIGHER LEVEL.
If God commands us to do something iim is a 100% guarantee that we CAN do it.
God says "love me with EVERYTHING".
Problem: We limit love to likeness.
We think Jesus should be like us instead of us being like Jesus.
In order to be like Jesus (Christ-like) and love like Jesus your have to love others who don't:
A) Look like you
B) Live like you
C) believe like you
D) Vote like you
E) Think like you
F) Love like you
G) GO (walk) like you
The goal isn't to get others to be like you. The goal is to help others be like Jesus as YOU be like Jesus!
You cannot be a big person with a small heart.
Then, calling the crowd to join the disciples, he said, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your won way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the GOOD NEWS, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
GO...and do likewise.